My professional make up career commenced 15 years ago at Blushes hair salon in Cheltenham. This ensured I gained vast and varied experience with clients of all ages, including make up for special occasions, weddings, make overs and lessons. I also did the make up for all their advertising, promotions, shows and competitions
I have worked for TIGI as part of the Artistic Team touring the UK and Europe and taught their make up courses at their London academy, as well as doing make up for the National TV Awards and the Clothes Show Live.
Celebrity clients have included the multi talented Prue Leith, TV Presenter and author Jackie Kabler, Daily Telegraph Fashion Director Hilary Alexander, TV's Dr Dawn Harper, and actresses Emma Samms, Suranne Jones and Lucy Jo Hudson.
I am now freelance, working closely with local salons and photographers. Based in Cheltenham, I generally cover the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire, however, I am happy to travel to any feasible destination.
Donna is so lovely! She helped keep me calm on my wedding day, not only did she make me feel amazing on my big day but her magic made the groom cry! Thank you so much! Xx
Thank you so much Donna for doing such an amazing job of mine, my mum's and the bridesmaids make up on our wedding day. After a very thorough consultation you just knew instantly what would work and everyone looked stunning. It was such a lovely experience and we all felt really special! Highly recommended Donna! Very knowledgeable, reliable and enjoyed having you there in the morning with us. Thank you More...
Thank you so much for Wednesday � we all loved are make up. U did an amazing job, thank you xx
Donna is not only a fantastic Make-up artist but an amazing lady to have around on the morning of a wedding. She made us all look and feel truly fabulous which was pretty impressive considering I couldn't sit still! Thank-you Donna for being so wonderful, thoroughly recommend you to anyone! Grace xx More...
Thank you Donna for being a part of such a crazy � morning! Make up was incredible for the whole bridal party and you were much more than a makeup artist on the day! Lots of love michelle xx
When my company started preparing for shooting a new website video, we found Donna and asked if she would be able to do the makeup for us.
She responded quickly and with great professionalism, and nothing was too much trouble.
She very kindly met with me before the big day so she could help me choose some new products, and I was very grateful for the time, care and attention she gave. It was obvious that she genuinely cared about achieving a great result for us, and that it was so much more than just a job for her.
On the morning of the shoot she was extremely punctual (arriving a few minutes early and ready to go), even though we had a very early start! Donna did an amazing job - and I don't say that lightly. I have acne, so my skin can present a real challenge, but Donna approached the task with absolute confidence and assured me that there was nothing to worry about.
We didn’t expect such a big difference in our makeup, and were very pleasantly surprised by the results. It was incredible to look in the mirror and see that our eyes looked bigger and brighter, our teeth looked whiter, our skin looked healthy and fresh -- I honestly was not expecting this at all. The difference was astounding.
I am convinced that Donna has an exceptional talent, and she absolutely understood and listened to what we wanted to achieve. Her professional service far exceeded our expectations, and we will definitely be looking for ways to work with her again in the future.
I highly recommend Donna and would be happy to chat with anyone who would like a personal recommendation.
Thank you so much for everything, Donna - I am so glad we found you!
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Stunning work!!! totally would recommend
Absolutely fantastic. Donna managed to make an old girl (51) look absolutely fabulous on her wedding day. She is great fun and so easy going and always listens and follows any instructions that you require. I wanted to look as natural and youthful as possible and Donna did a great job. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her but make sure you book early as she is always very busy. More...
Donna was amazing from when I had my first make up trial through to keeping us all calm and looking gorgeous on our wedding day! Donna was an absolute joy to have about on our wedding day morning and my mum,bridesmaids and I absolutely loved our make up! If I ever have my make up done again Donna would absolutely be my first choice! Thank you X More...
I hired Donna through Bark for my wedding make-up and she was absolutely fantastic, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others. Donna knew exactly which products would suit me and I felt completely comfortable and at ease both during the make-up trial and on the day itself. She has a great personality and was lots of fun to be around. All of the products that Donna uses are of the best quality. The make-up lasted for the whole wedding - I have oily skin and usually have to reapply powder every hour. I was so happy with the results - thank you! More...